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From measuring the "size of the wiggle" to monitoring a "seismic moment", Geologist Lori Dengler discusses the scientific endeavor to quantify ear...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:50
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Recorded during CPhI World Wide, October 24 - 27, 2017 in Frankfurt Germany, Peter Hofland and Sonia Portillo interview Charlie Johnson, the CEO of...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2017
  • Length: 26:42
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Recorded during the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), being held June 2 - 6, 2017 in Chicago, Ill, the team ...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2017
  • Length: 27:47
Caption: Biochemist Dana Wetzel dissects a fish exposed to oil in the lab., Credit: David Levin
Scientists at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, are leading a new experiment that will help uncover the effects of oil spills on fis...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 08:20
Caption: Chuanmin Hu, an optical oceanographer at USF, points to a map of the Ixtoc-1 spill made from archival satellite data.
The 1979 Ixtoc-1 oil spill spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, but has since been largely forgotten. More than 35 years late...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 09:50
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As we approach the shortest days of the year, we take a longing look at the therapeutic aspects of daylight. One researcher found that light therap...

Bought by KENW, WAMC, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 3
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There’s a very robust debate going on right now as to exactly how much sea level rise we’re in for, and the Cliffs Notes version is that it’s betwe...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 22:05
Caption: PhD students Adriana Gaytán-Caballero and Travis Washburn collect tiny animals from a sediment sample taken at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
For the first time in 35 years, Mexican and American scientists are working together to study the Ixtoc 1 spill, a massive oil blowout that happene...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 09:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Through an alley in the old section of Ciudad del Carmen, dozens of ships serving the oil industry are visible just offshore.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill happened just a few years ago. But it might be possible to predict its impact on the Gulf years into the future by ...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 08:08
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In real life, the business of jury selection is a 400 million dollar industry. So in a world of high priced jury consultants what does a jury of ou...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
  • Length: 24:42
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When Brandy Gibson was pregnant the first time, she noticed that opening her freezer gave her an odd, pleasant feeling. But when she got pregnant a...

Bought by KRZA and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 27, 2015
  • Length: 15:59
  • Purchases: 2
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In this pilot episode of the World Affairs podcast we are looking at diseases: how they are spread, how they are contained, how they are cured. We ...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2015
  • Length: 12:42
Caption: The view from Stehekin
Recorded on an iphone while on vacation 2 miles away from a wildfire. Recorded for KCRW's 24 Hour Radio Race.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kevin Polly as he leaves his house for the rehab facility.
During the state's largest HIV outbreak, a man conquers his addiction.

  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 13:06
Caption: A coal terminal in Eastern Kentucky., Credit: Photo: Reid Frazier
Can the Appalachian Mountains recover from centuries of mining? What will happen to the thousands of coal miners projected to lose their jobs in th...

Bought by Wyoming Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 28, 2015
  • Length: 51:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Disease Detective Badge, Credit: CDC
They’re called disease detectives – the nation’s medical eyes and ears on the lookout for disease outbreaks and bioterror attacks. They’re the Epid...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 09:04
  • Purchases: 3
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In this special episode, Drs. Philip Zimbardo and Christina Maslach tell the story of what ended up being one of the most infamous psychology studi...

Bought by WMUU-LP, CHSR-FM 97.9, WJFF, WRPI, and NPR Illinois


  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 56:03
  • Purchases: 5
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Every year for the past few years, tens of thousand of flytraps have gone missing – from the wild, from gardens, from nurseries. And, really, nobod...

Bought by KALH, 90.5 WESA, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 21:00
  • Purchases: 3
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WABE reporter Jim Burress takes us to ‘The Bluff’, a neighborhood in Atlanta where a needle exchange program has become a vital part of a strugglin...

Bought by KGNU


  • Added: Mar 23, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Researchers prepare to take samples of the ocean floor using a multicore device.
Biologist Steve Murawski is leading a new team of researchers trying to figure out the long-term impact of the Deepwater Horizon spill—not just on ...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Nov 05, 2013
  • Length: 08:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Atlantic salmon numbers are dropping all over the world. In the US, they can only be found in seven rivers. All of them are in Maine.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2013
  • Length: 05:54
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Brain injuries have been in the news a lot lately - with soldiers and sports heroes suffering from acquired brain injuries, science and the public ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WAMC, KDNK, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 26, 2013
  • Length: 06:32
  • Purchases: 4
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Making a living is a struggle this year for Maine lobster fishermen - due in part to strong conservation regulations.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 25, 2013
  • Length: 06:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public-Radio Program
Features a discussion with The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert about the impact of climate change on enviromental health, human health, and human ri...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2013
  • Length: 20:35
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Greg Auger's life was forever changed when he met the bat researching legend Don Griffin. This is the story of the two men, a pond, and what happen...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 08:05